Student Clerical II

The Tutoring Center is always on the lookout for smiling and reliable clericals for our Clerical II positions. Working at the front desk, clericals are often the first point of contact for students seeking tutorial assistance.

The FAQ list below will hopefully answer your initial questions, if not, contact us by phone at 503.399.5190 or e-mail and we will be glad to answer any further questions.

What does a clerical do?

Clericals complete a variety of tasks including:

  • Welcoming students as they arrive
  • Inviting students to return, as they leave
  • Ensuring that students are registered in whatever subject areas they are seeking assistance in
  • Ensuring that students are seen by tutors in a timely manner
  • Assisting other staff in tasks relating to the day-to-day operation of the center

What skills do I need to be a clerical?

The skills required for the job of clerical include the following:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as take direction from other staff members

Do I need to be a student in order to be a clerical?

Yes, we primarily hire student workers.

Do I need Federal Work Study (FWS) in order to be a clerical?

We would like to encourage all FWS students to apply, although it is not a requirement.

Can I be a volunteer clerical?

Yes, whether you are a student or community member, volunteers are a valued part of what we do. They often bring with them a mature outlook and life experiences that can enrich the lives of all students.

What are the requirements to be a student clerical?

Clericals with FWS (or department funded) must be:

  • Enrolled in 6 credit hours
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Willing to complete training

Volunteer and part-time hourly employees must be

  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Willing to complete training

What are the benefits of being a clerical?

There are many benefits, and these include:

  • Satisfaction from helping others
  • Refreshing your own skills
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Learning to be responsible for a job
  • Listing your experience on a resume, scholarship, or job application
  • Sharing skills and knowledge with others
  • Flexible work hours (in between class times)
  • Being a positive influence on the success of students

How Do I Apply?

All prospective student clericals should first contact us at the Tutoring Center. You can call 503.399.5190, e-mail, or drop in to the center (Building 2, Room 210, Salem campus).

All Clerical IIs are required to complete the pre-employment application with the Human Resources department (2nd floor, Building 2, Salem campus).